From Rebekah J. Murray:
My name is Rebekah. I’m a photographer for the dearly adventurous, always intent on living, observing and remembering with bright, vibrant attention. I like old stories and new friends and making beautiful additions to life. I’m a hopeless romantic, a messy perfectionist, a spontaneous planner, and a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. I travel as often as I’m able to, and my holidays are always near the sea.
I love how the pursuit of new ideas can extend creativity far beyond one’s own life. And I love photography for helping like-hearted people make those ideas happen together.
I’m tied to this art form by the stories I’m asked to enter, and the people I grow to love. I hope to never stop exploring.
It’s hard to narrow down exactly what my shooting style is or how I interact, and even if I could it depends on who I’m photographing. Some couples are more reserved and feel more comfortable being coached into the images they want, while others are better left to their own world. The best situation is when I’m acknowledged as a friend but ignored as a photographer, and genuine life unfolds for the seeing.
Having been to over 100 weddings by now, it’s fascinating how each can still be different from the next. It’s not enough to just have pretty pictures or a perfect tablescape – it’s the heart and soul of relationships that you want to remember, and that’s what I work to see.
My usual home is Northern Virginia + Washington DC, but a drive for exploring has wonderfully led to much of my work being far away.
My goal with weddings is to photograph in a natural and non-obtrusive way, and I’ve found shooting full days of around 12 hours (instead of the normal 6 or 8) works best for me. I want to avoid weddings feeling rushed or forced, and for you to be confident that as long as there’s anything worth photographing, it will be.
(It also cuts down on awkward early endings, so it’s a win all around.)
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